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Sapphire HD 7870 Review

tacohunter52    -   May 1, 2012
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Testing:

Power consumption of the system will be measured at both idle and loaded states, taking into account the peak voltage of the system with each video card installed. I will use Unigine's Heaven Benchmark version 2.5 to put a load onto the GPU using the settings below. A 15-minute load test will be used to heat up the GPU, with the highest measured temperature recorded as the result. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system. With dual-GPU setups, the two core temperatures will be averaged.

Settings

  • Unigine 2.5 Heaven Benchmark
  • 1920x1200 Resolution
  • 8x AA
  • 15-minute load test
  • 15-minute idle test
  • Measurement is in watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just as with its temperatures, the Sapphire HD 7870 kept its power consumption nice and low. Which is always nice, especially for those concerned with their power bills.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Sapphire HD 7870
  3. Specifications & Features: Sapphire
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Metro 2033
  6. Testing: Batman: Arkham City
  7. Testing: Battlefield 3
  8. Testing: Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.5
  9. Testing: Dirt 3
  10. Testing: Mafia II
  11. Testing: 3Dmark 11
  12. Testing: Temperatures
  13. Testing: Power Consumption
  14. Conclusion
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